Mr. Anand's writing has an attractive sensous quality. He somehow charges his pages with heat, colour, scents. He has, most of all, the touch, the power that makes the writer great- he can give human weakness a dignity of its own.
Elizabeth Bowen in Tatler
He is an excellent raconteur, telling a story with grace and point. The stories have the power to charm
Mr. Anand is not a mere storyteller, he is a poet as well. There runs a fine poetic streak through his stories.
Alfred Perles in Life and Letters
About the Author
Mulk Raj Anand born in 1905, was educated at the University of Punjab and at London University. He began his career by writing for T.S. Eliot's Criterion and went on to win international fame with his heart-warning portraits of the Indian landscape and its working class. Author of more than a dozen novels, short stories and critical writings, including Untouchable, Coolie, Private Life of an Indian Prince, Seven Summers, Death of a Master Arts, he was honoured with Sahitya Academy Award, the most prestigious Indian award for literary writing, in 1972. He has held the Tagore Chair at the Punjab University and was also the Chairman of Lalit Kala Academy.
With great deftness, Anand pictures India
He impresses with his profound knowledge of Indian religion and culture.
Books Abroad, USA
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